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Completing the mission

When he was only 19, Jacob Hinton deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division to the mountains of Afghanistan. Hinton, on his first of two combat tours in that country, served as a forward observer with the infantry. He protected his fellow soldiers by calling in air strikes and mortar support against the enemy whenever they…

Late night breakfast break

Hungry for a study break on April 29th, Carolina students formed a line snaking around the Pit, counting down to 9 p.m. for Carolina Dining Services’  Late Night Breakfast at Lenoir. More than 1,500 students took a ride up the escalator to the Top of Lenoir to grab a plateful of some of their favorite…

Carolina in bloom

After a snowy winter and a chilly early spring, Carolina’s campus is blooming. Polk Place is packed with studying students and the Old Well is surrounded by flowering dogwoods and azaleas. Once again, campus has come to life in a beautiful way. Enjoy! Video by Rob Holliday, Carly Swain and Melanie Busbee, Office of Communications…

Don’t ditch it — donate

When students finish the spring semester and leave Carolina’s campus each year, they take plenty of knowledge and new skills with them. But they also leave quite a bit behind. “From what I’ve observed, I’d say 50 to 60 percent of their personal items they don’t keep, or don’t want to keep,” said Debbie Bousquet,…

Food with a purpose

Staff at Carolina Dining Services made it their goal on April 22 to give students something free to eat and an idea to chew on: food waste. Hundreds of students dined for free on Latin-style pork, dogfish and tomato fennel stew, English peas and pepper ragout and mango cobbler — all of which contained elements…

Richman leads School of Social Work into 95th year

He didn’t know for sure what he wanted to do with a degree in anthropology, but as a college student, Jack Richman knew that he wanted to be helpful. Not really knowing what kind of work that meant, he left the door open for anything by heading into social work. “There are a lot of…

Program Inspiration

When Shelley Gist was assigned as a sophomore to intern at the Carolina Women’s Center, she never knew how much the center and its mission to build gender equity would inspire her career. What began as a college internship of creating innovative programs to educate the community has turned into a career for Gist as…

Climbing — fast

The Carolina experiences of more than 1,000 seniors reached new heights April 21 as they ascended 128 steps above campus for the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb. Hosted by the UNC General Alumni Association, the traditional climb “creates a special memory for the last week of classes for seniors,” said C. Hawkins, manager of student…

Sullivan, Tufekci named Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Two professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been honored as inaugural 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Patricia Sullivan, an associate professor in the department of public policy and the curriculum in peace, war, and defense in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Zeynep…

From new idea to iconic design

Alexander Julian was in a hotel room on a business trip in Europe in the late 1980s when the phone rang. On the other end of the line was a familiar voice from home asking for a favor. It was time for the Tar Heels to try something new. “To have Dean Smith call me…